Overall summary of software first, then broken down into specifics
The Evaluation Summary - space for my notes
Space for my comments after each evaluation section
Addresses just about every aspect one would want to consider.
Seems to be quite intensive to review.
Provides a graphic organizer with basic info (price, frequency of use, etc), followed by a rating scale from 1-5 on various criteria.
The numer rating system would make it very easy to compare one software with another.
Delivery Methods section
It's very general, would suggest an "comments" section for each number-rating
Yes, although I would create my own modified version with space for specifics, as I stated in my "Dislikes."
Provides space for the evaluator to consider studies on the effectiveness of a particular software
Includes space for the buyer to consider studies on the software
Doesn't tell much about the software itself or its uses.
I would use it to supplement another evaluation tool, but not by itself.
Summary of specs for the software followed by checklists for various sections
The sections this evaluation form is broken into suit my style a lot (teacher support, content, assessment, technical quality, instructional design, etc.), This is a lot like how I would set up an eval. form.
Instructions for using the form - tedious at first but means more efficiency after familiarizing oneself.
Sections for listing strengths/weaknesses/recommendations
Very organized and aesthetically pleasing
"Always/Somtimes/Never" approach to raiting software based on 6 different criteria.
Easy to follow because of the way it's broken up.
Seems to be geared more towards early childhood education (includes questions about durability, etc.)
Asks evaluators a number of questions about a software
It includes a section for additional information from parents/students
Doesn't really delve into features of the software or potential uses.
Not particularly organized
Very opinion-based, not objective
Evaluates three aspects side-by-side (child features, teacher features, and technical features)
Three different things to think about when evaluating
The evaluation is very "kid focused"
Box for software specs should be up towards the top, followed by the evalution
Very black and white, no gray areas in terms of the evaluation. Either it's got something or it doesn't.
I would use this in addition to something else.
Provides general software information followed by a "Yes/No" checklist broken into "Features," "Content," and "Technical Aspects."
Comments section for each of the evaluation criteria
No space for discussion of the software's uses